Ta-da! We were blown away by the level of talent in this year’s Global Talent Search and are excited to reveal the Top 50 artists who will proceed to Round 2 – the Semi-Final! Congratulations to everyone who entered. It was extremely difficult to narrow down the entries from 999 (from 50 countries!) when there was such an abundance of top submissions. Take a look and savor the beauty! We are so eager to see what our Semi-Finalists do for the second assignment.
Before we reveal the Top 50, here is Lilla with some thoughts on the decision making process, and some tips for everyone who participated, whether you made the Semi Final or not…
Click here to download a summary of how Lilla and her team approached the shortlisting – you may find it valuable reading!
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And now for the big reveal… these are our Top 50 pick from the outstanding work submitted.
Meet our 2014 GTS Semi-Finalists (in no particular order)!
Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Kat Kalindi Cameron
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of the 2014 Global Talent Search. Putting yourself out there is a tough thing to do, and every experience like this is a great learning for your career.
You can see a gallery of all 999 submitted pieces here.
What happens next?
The semi-finalists will be sent their next Assignment by email, which is due for submission by Thursday 4 September (9am PST / 12 noon EST / 5pm GMT/UK). These will then be shared in an online gallery which will be open for public voting from Monday 8 – Friday 12 September. Details will be released on this blog on Monday 8. The artist with the most votes will be the ‘People’s Choice Finalist’.
At the same time our panel of judges will review all the work and make their recommendations for the final.
Six artists will be selected for the Final, of which five will be chosen by the judges and one will be the ‘People’s Choice Finalist’.
Good luck everyone!
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